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It All Depends On Trump's Emotional Reactions

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Submitted by Dave (United States), Feb 6, 2018 at 11:04

As events unfold, it seems that what President Trump does depends on his emotional reactions at the time - he's hardly the measured, analytical type. That's okay, as long as his instincts are sound and the PA leadership cooperates.

Recall that when Trump found out that Abbas was lying about not subsidizing terrorists and practicing incitement, he was furious (as though that was a revelation!). That should hearten those who were fed up with Obama's prissy aloofness. In addition, Trump doesn't like to shell out American tax dollars to people who disrespect the US; that was much of the reason as to why he cut aid to UNRWA. Thus, while Trump probably knows about as much about Mideast history, religion and culture as he does about quantum physics, he at least has demonstrated some gut-level common sense.

Going forward, Trump will continue his pro-Israel policies if the Palestinians and their allies cooperate by being negative, arrogant and most importantly, insult America - after all, they're chartered members of the Death to America club. I have a lot of confidence in them to follow through.


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Yes, Israel is fine so long as the Palestinians misbehave vis-à-vis Trump. I expect the latter will realize their error at a certain point.

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Title Commenter Date Thread
The US-Israel Honeymoon May Not Last [135 words]Kevin McCoyFeb 18, 2018 01:29242288
President Trump's Pragmatic Approach [209 words]David FaulknerFeb 15, 2018 11:51242249
Israel and the Empires: 3000 years experience. [344 words]JackFeb 15, 2018 04:01242243
1Your assessment of "Quasi-Jewish" President Trump & friend of Bibi is mistaken. [381 words]LudvikusFeb 13, 2018 14:20242212
It's beginning to look like you called it right again... [1 words]LeslieFeb 9, 2018 17:24242156
What's bigger than Jerusalem? [257 words]Joseph ShellimFeb 9, 2018 01:19242144
Disagree [104 words]AlexFeb 8, 2018 17:19242134
There are NO Honeymoons in Shotgun Marriages [554 words]M ToveyFeb 12, 2018 16:57242134
1Subterfuge At It's Best [81 words]Barry BlackFeb 7, 2018 10:55242124
Since the Arab-Palestinians are inciting to commit terror and violence [195 words]YJ DraimanFeb 7, 2018 05:13242121
There is no chance of Trump rescinding his declaration [141 words]AnonFeb 6, 2018 20:15242117
Not Solved in Any Meaning of the Word Peace; Not all Want Peace For Jerusalem [170 words]M ToveyFeb 6, 2018 17:03242112
Roe v. Wade [31 words]PAUL ROTHBERGFeb 6, 2018 13:44242109
Do'nt worry [196 words]Lars NielsenFeb 6, 2018 13:28242108
The script [237 words]Michael SFeb 7, 2018 12:40242108
It All Depends On Trump's Emotional Reactions [184 words]
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DaveFeb 6, 2018 11:04242106
Confirmed assessment. [38 words]s.LevyFeb 6, 2018 10:33242103
Nobody, Including Trump, Thinks the Issue of Jerusalem is "Solved" [130 words]
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StuartFeb 6, 2018 07:45242100
Trump Between the Lines [45 words]Barry BlackFeb 7, 2018 11:04242100

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